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Study: Men should eat less red meat

Posted at 10:18 AM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 10:18:25-05

Men that eat a lot of red meat could be at an increased risk of diverticulitis which is a painful digestive disorder.

A new study looked at the diets of more than 45,000 middle-aged men and it showed that men who ate more than 12 servings of red meat a week were 58-percent more likely to develop the disorder than those who ate just one weekly serving.

Researchers say if you replace one serving of red meat a day with fish or chicken, it could cut down the risk by 20-percent.

Diverticulitis can cause nausea and severe pain and can even lead to tears or blockages in the colon.